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As some of you have heard by now, RBNY have decided to let go of long time public address announcer Bob Galerstein after 23 years with the team. This decision was made by marketing (because of course it was) due to declining attendance. It's a decision that is particularly shameful in the context of what he has given to this franchise, and though perhaps I'm miscalculating, I find it pretty far-fetched that the attendance issues have anything to do with Bob at all (this is a guy that called the Stanley Cup for the Rangers ffs).
 
In full transparency, this is a personal issue for me - Bob is a friend of mine. My father was involved with the Metro organization in the early days and Bob and him got along famously. When my father passed in 2001, Bob not only stayed in touch but he made it a point to be a friend of mine. The amount of times we've discussed this team over the last decade+ is incalculable. He lived & breathed Metro and knew just as much about this organization as any of us (in fact, more than most and he's a long time reader of MF). The amount of conversations we've had about RB2 alone could fill a book. 
 
I'm not sure what can be done at this point, but I'd like them to hear about it from all of us. It's a shame that Red Bull marketing made the decision to fire someone as dedicated and long-serving as Bob, especially given their own inadequacies over the year supporting this team. They should know that culture matters to us, it does matter... and it's more than just slapping some red & black on some things to sell some shit, they should honor the people that have promoted this team from the onset.
 
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How does a PA announcer affect attendance in a negative way?

 

Just ridiculous.

 

The real answer is they probably got someone cheaper. Same old Red Bull.

 

Hope Bob lands on his feet.


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Gross. Will forever miss "Welcome to RED. BULL. ARENA!"

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As some of you have heard by now, RBNY have decided to let go of long time public address announcer Bob Galerstein after 23 years with the team. This decision was made by marketing (because of course it was) due to declining attendance. It's a decision that is particularly shameful in the context of what he has given to this franchise, and though perhaps I'm miscalculating, I find it pretty far-fetched that the attendance issues have anything to do with Bob at all (this is a guy that called the Stanley Cup for the Rangers ffs). In full transparency, this is a personal issue for me - Bob is a friend of mine. My father was involved with the Metro organization in the early days and Bob and him got along famously. When my father passed in 2001, Bob not only stayed in touch but he made it a point to be a friend of mine. The amount of times we've discussed this team over the last decade+ is incalculable. He lived & breathed Metro and knew just as much about this organization as any of us (in fact, more than most and he's a long time reader of MF). The amount of conversations we've had about RB2 alone could fill a book. I'm not sure what can be done at this point, but I'd like them to hear about it from all of us. It's a shame that Red Bull marketing made the decision to fire someone as dedicated and long-serving as Bob, especially given their own inadequacies over the year supporting this team. They should know that culture matters to us, it does matter... and it's more than just slapping some red & black on some things to sell some shit, they should honor the people that have promoted this team from the onset.


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Never knew the name of the PA guy prior to today.

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Are they blaming Bob for bad attendance or are they saying they cant afford a veteran like Bob given that no one is that the stadium to hear him?

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Everybody associated with this organization will someday be deemed expendable and dumped unceremoniously on the side of the road.
Frankly, since I am merely a fan and a not a fancy American soccer writer, I'm going to congratulate Wright-Phillips on a well hit goal. If I was an American soccer writer, I'd claim that the recently retired Henry was wearing an invisibility cloak and carried the ball into the net for the obviously unskilled Wright-Phillips.

If you scan YouTube looking for Bradley Wright-Phillips, youll find numerous goal compilations, a few interviews and, eventually, an excerpt from the grime mixtape series Lord of the Mics.

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Ppl get unceremoniously dumped by the organization all the time. Sadly Bob is another casualty. 


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There is a special place in Hell for the repulsive pile of dogshit who made this decision. Absolutely disgusting.
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This is fucked.

My condolences on your friend being treated that way colinh9. Let me know if there's a good person to contact in the organization about this to voice my disgust.

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Playing devils advocate here but maybe something else happened that nobody knows about...... Because firing a PA announcer, something that the vast majority doesn't care about, because he is being blamed for declining attendance is one of the silliest things I've heard in awhile in sports.

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terrible

 

Is this the guy who say Red Bull Uno DC ZEEEEEEROOOOOOOOO?

He's the best


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The real answer is they probably got someone cheaper. Same old Red Bull


Now that makes a lot more sense lol

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How does a PA announcer affect attendance in a negative way?

 

Just ridiculous.

 

The real answer is they probably got someone cheaper. Same old Red Bull.

 

Hope Bob lands on his feet.

Needed to get someone younger, who will press


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Seriously... how much could the guy be getting paid?   As cheap as they are, I can't see that really being a factor


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Tone deaf. What a mess this team is, from top to bottom




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